8 Incredible Black Foods That Lower Blood Sugar

 

Which mysterious but amazing nutrients are hidden with dark fruits and vegetables, and how do they help reduce the risk of developing diabetes?

1) Balsamic vinegar contains MELANOIDINS, nitrogen-containing compounds which carry anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and antihypertensive effects. And traditional balsamic vinegar contains specific melanoidins that stimulate Bifidobacteria growth, which means that it’s a good food source for gut bacteria. Increasing the populations of good gut bacteria can prevent, improve and may even help to reverse the effects of diabetes.

2) 20 to 25 mussels provide 1000% of your daily vitamin B12 needs. Vitamin B12, otherwise known as COBALAMIN, plays a key role in fighting diabetes, as it aids with blood flow.

3) A 100 gram serving of prunes can contain about 38 grams of carbs, but it also supplies 7 grams of dietary fiber. Some are in the form of soluble fiber, soluble fiber slows your digestion, and it helps you feel fuller, quicker. Plus, soluble fiber has been shown to lower cholesterol, reduce the risk of post-meal blood sugar spikes, and can even help to prevent the development of type 2 diabetes.

4) Specific polysaccharides in squid ink have been shown to improve abnormal gut bacteria populations. As type 2 diabetics often suffer from gut microbiome dysregulation, utilizing squid ink can be a beneficial tool for improving digestion.

5) Black olives contain high levels of anthocyanins. A 50 gram serving of pickled black olives provides about 50 milligrams of these water-soluble flavonoid polyphenols. Comprised of about 60% water, 25% healthy fats and 5% protein, you shouldn’t experience a sugar spike when you eat olives.

6) Extra dark chocolate is a great source of magnesium. Magnesium, the 4th most dominant mineral in the human body, has been shown to improve fasting glucose levels, and a diet high in magnesium is associated with a decreased risk of developing diabetes.

7) A clinical trial review reported that caffeinated coffee can slightly slow the immediate glucose response. But regular coffee drinking for 2 weeks or longer has been shown to lower fasting glucose levels while increasing the body’s response to insulin. Studies show that increasing your caffeinated coffee intake by 1 cup a day can decrease the risk of type 2 diabetes by 12%.

8) Black pulses are well-known for providing excellent protein and fiber content, both of which help to slow down the rate of glucose absorption in the stomach. The combination of protein, vitamins, dietary fiber, resistant starch, anthocyanins and melanin make black pulses the perfect blood-sugar-lowering, satiating, and tasty side dish or main event of your next anti-diabetes meal.

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